BILL DRAFTING AND LEGAL SERVICES

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LRB attorneys draft all bills, resolutions, and amendments for introduction in the legislature. The attorneys also draft legislation for the governor, executive branch agencies, the courts, and other legislative service agencies.

In addition, LRB attorneys provide confidential, nonpartisan legal advice and services to legislators and assist with legal matters relating to legislative operations and business. When either house is in floor session, attorneys are in the chamber to answer questions while other attorneys remain at the LRB offices to draft amendments for floor consideration.

SUBJECT DIRECTORY ATTORNEY DIRECTORY
Topics
Administrative Law
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Agriculture
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Beverages
Aaron Gary (ARG) Senior attorney aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5850
Eric Mueller (EVM) Senior attorney eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5825
Buildings and Safety
Mark Kunkel (MDK) Senior attorney mark.kunkel@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5878
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Campaigns and Elections
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Joseph Kreye (JK) Legal services manager joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Children/Public Assistance
Elisabeth Shea (EHS) Senior attorney elisabeth.shea@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5885
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Claims Against the State
Marc Shovers (MES) Senior attorney marc.shovers@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5876
Collective Bargaining
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy chief cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Constitutional Amendments
Rick Champagne (RAC) Chief rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Corrections
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy chief cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Melinda Johns (MLJ) Attorney melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Courts
Melinda Johns (MLJ) Attorney melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
Crime
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy chief cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Melinda Johns (MLJ) Attorney melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Discrimination
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Domestic Relations
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Drunk Driving
Eric Mueller (EVM) Senior attorney eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5825
Zachary Wyatt (ZDW) Attorney zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5843
Economic Development and Housing
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Mark Kunkel (MDK) Senior attorney mark.kunkel@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5878
Erika Lunder (EKL) Attorney erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5819
Education (K-12)
Fern Knepp (FFK) Senior attorney fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5810
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Eminent Domain
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Environment
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Zachary Wyatt (ZDW) Attorney zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5843
Financial Institutions and Business Associations
Aaron Gary (ARG) Senior attorney aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5850
Mark Kunkel (MDK) Senior attorney mark.kunkel@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5878
Gambling
Elizabeth Wheeler (EAW) Attorney elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5880
Health
Tamara Dodge (TJD) Senior attorney tamara.dodge@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5808
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
Higher Education
Aaron Gary (ARG) Senior attorney aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5850
Mark Kunkel (MDK) Senior attorney mark.kunkel@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5878
Insurance
Tamara Dodge (TJD) Senior attorney tamara.dodge@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5808
Erika Lunder (EKL) Attorney erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5819
Investment board
Aaron Gary (ARG) Senior attorney aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5850
Landlord/Tenant
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Legislature
Rick Champagne (RAC) Chief rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy chief cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Local Government
Eric Mueller (EVM) Senior attorney eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5825
Marc Shovers (MES) Senior attorney marc.shovers@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5876
Medical Assistance/Public Assistance
Tamara Dodge (TJD) Senior attorney tamara.dodge@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5808
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
Natural Resources
Elisabeth Shea (EHS) Senior attorney elisabeth.shea@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5885
Zachary Wyatt (ZDW) Attorney zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5843
Occupational Regulation
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Private Sector Employment
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Probate
Melinda Johns (MLJ) Attorney melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Sarah Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Attorney sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5826
Public Records and Open Meetings
Rick Champagne (RAC) Chief rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Joseph Kreye (JK) Legal services manager joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Public Sector Employment and Benefits
Fern Knepp (FFK) Senior attorney fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5810
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Public Utilities
Mark Kunkel (MDK) Senior attorney mark.kunkel@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5878
Real Estate
Fern Knepp (FFK) Senior attorney fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5810
Krista Pleviak (KRP) Attorney krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5818
Shared Revenue
Joseph Kreye (JK) Legal services manager joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Erika Lunder (EKL) Attorney erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5819
State Finance
Rick Champagne (RAC) Chief rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5805
Michael Gallagher (MPG) Senior attorney michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5811
Cathlene Hanaman (CMH) Deputy chief cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5858
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Taxation
Joseph Kreye (JK) Legal services manager joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5857
Erika Lunder (EKL) Attorney erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5819
Marc Shovers (MES) Senior attorney marc.shovers@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5876
Trade Regulation
Konrad Paczuski (KP) Attorney konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5814
Mary Pfotenhauer (MCP) Attorney mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5854
Transportation
Eric Mueller (EVM) Senior attorney eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5825
Zachary Wyatt (ZDW) Attorney zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5843
Unemployment Insurance
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866
Veterans and Military Affairs
Melinda Johns (MLJ) Attorney melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5855
Workers' Compensation
Michael Duchek (MED) Senior attorney michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5830
Mary Alice McGreevy (MIM) Attorney maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov 608.504.5866

 

SUBJECT DIRECTORY ATTORNEY DIRECTORY

 

Last Name First Name Title Phone Email
Champagne (RAC) Rick Chief 608.504.5805 rick.champagne@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Constitutional Amendments
  • Legislature
  • Public Records and Open Meetings
  • State Finance
Dodge (TJD) Tamara Senior attorney 608.504.5808 tamara.dodge@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Medical Assistance/Public Assistance
Duchek (MED) Michael Senior attorney 608.504.5830 michael.duchek@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Administrative Law
  • Discrimination
  • Eminent Domain
  • Occupational Regulation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
Gallagher (MPG) Michael Senior attorney 608.504.5811 michael.gallagher@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Constitutional Amendments
  • Economic Development and Housing
  • Public Records and Open Meetings
  • State Finance
Gary (ARG) Aaron Senior attorney 608.504.5850 aaron.gary@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Beverages
  • Financial Institutions and Business Associations
  • Higher Education
  • Investment board
Hanaman (CMH) Cathlene Deputy chief 608.504.5858 cathlene.hanaman@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Corrections
  • Crime
  • Legislature
  • State Finance
Johns (MLJ) Melinda Attorney 608.504.5855 melinda.johns@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Corrections
  • Courts
  • Crime
  • Probate
  • Veterans and Military Affairs
Knepp (FFK) Fern Senior attorney 608.504.5810 fern.knepp@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Education (K-12)
  • Public Sector Employment and Benefits
  • Real Estate
Kreye (JK) Joseph Legal services manager 608.504.5857 joseph.kreye@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Campaigns and Elections
  • Public Records and Open Meetings
  • Shared Revenue
  • Taxation
Kunkel (MDK) Mark Senior attorney 608.504.5878 mark.kunkel@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Buildings and Safety
  • Economic Development and Housing
  • Financial Institutions and Business Associations
  • Higher Education
  • Public Utilities
Lunder (EKL) Erika Attorney 608.504.5819 erika.lunder@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Economic Development and Housing
  • Insurance
  • Shared Revenue
  • Taxation
McGreevy (MIM) Mary Alice Attorney 608.504.5866 maryalice.mcgreevy@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination
  • Private Sector Employment
  • Public Sector Employment and Benefits
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation
Mueller (EVM) Eric Senior attorney 608.504.5825 eric.mueller@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Beverages
  • Drunk Driving
  • Local Government
  • Transportation
Paczuski (KP) Konrad Attorney 608.504.5814 konrad.paczuski@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Agriculture
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Occupational Regulation
  • State Finance
  • Trade Regulation
Pfotenhauer (MCP) Mary Attorney 608.504.5854 mary.pfotenhauer@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Trade Regulation
Pleviak (KRP) Krista Attorney 608.504.5818 krista.pleviak@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Buildings and Safety
  • Education (K-12)
  • Private Sector Employment
  • Real Estate
Shea (EHS) Elisabeth Senior attorney 608.504.5885 elisabeth.shea@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Children/Public Assistance
  • Natural Resources
Shovers (MES) Marc Senior attorney 608.504.5876 marc.shovers@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Claims Against the State
  • Local Government
  • Taxation
Walkenhorst Barber (SWB) Sarah Attorney 608.504.5826 sarah.walkenhorstbarber@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Courts
  • Domestic Relations
  • Health
  • Medical Assistance/Public Assistance
  • Probate
Wheeler (EAW) Elizabeth Attorney 608.504.5880 elizabeth.wheeler@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Administrative Law
  • Children/Public Assistance
  • Corrections
  • Crime
  • Domestic Relations
  • Gambling
Wyatt (ZDW) Zachary Attorney 608.504.5843 zachary.wyatt@legis.wisconsin.gov
Topics:
  • Drunk Driving
  • Environment
  • Natural Resources
  • Transportation